Dubbed "Mr. D+" by Pete, Cal hopes for a better run of films this week, as our slate of continent-spanning sober dramas force us to tone things down a little. We review Erik Poppeâs âA Thousand Times Good Night,â starring the ever-exemplary Juliette Binoche, but is the moral-heavy family crisis at the filmâs centre worthy of her abilities? Itâs been eight months since Pete saw and liked John Curranâs âTracksâ at Venice, but does Cal feel the same way about the Aussie desert quest's quality? Elsewhere, Pete caught up with Paddy Considine-led British thriller âHonour,â while Cal opted for American indie revenge pic âBlue Ruin,â plus a listener question leads to a slew of digressions about the Cannes Film Festivalâs history of politics and prize-giving. Tune in to hear our thoughts on the biggest Oscar snub of the 1980s, which Terrence Malick film receives a radical re-evaluation from Pete, and why a foolish display of canine companionship gets Cal all self-righteous.
The Week's News:
The death of Bob Hoskins
A sequel to "Spring Breakers" is announced
Cal's been reading a Cannes-related book
Listener Question: "What are your thoughts on "Clean," and specifically Maggie Cheung?" [Ibbi]
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Opening Segment: The return of the Red Light District, featuring discussion of
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A Thousand Times Good Night
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Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Watson Factor
The Poupaud Range